The Franco-German War of 1870-71 Translated by Clara Bell and Henry W. Fischer. With a map. In two volumes
London: James R. Osgood, McIlvaine & Co, 1891. First edition. Complete in two volumes with map to rear. Bright green library library buckram. Library set with stamps to end papers, title page and a few scattered throughout. The map is a little darkened and creased, but overall in very good condition. Map dimensions 820 x 360 mm (32¼ x 14¼ inches). The bindings are in excellent condition. The text block is in very good condition, with a little darkening / marking only. xii, 374., map. vii, 304 pp. 220 x 140 mm (8¾ x 5½ inches). Helmuth Moltke was the chief of staff of the Prussian Army for thirty years, he is regarded as the creator of a new, more modern method of directing armies in the field. He commanded troops in Europe and the Middle East, commanding during the Second Schleswig War, Austro-Prussian War and the Franco-Prussian War. He is described as embodying Prussian military organization and tactical genius. He was referred to a Moltke the Elder, to distinguish him from his nephew, who commanded the German army at the start of WW1.